Gower Handbook of People in Project Management (Project and Programme Management Practitioner Handbooks)

Gower Handbook of People in Project Management (Project and Programme Management Practitioner Handbooks)

By: Lindsay Scott (author), Mr Dennis Lock (editor)Hardback

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Modern projects are all about one group of people delivering benefits to others, so it's no surprise that the human element is fundamental to project management. The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a complete guide to the human dimensions involved in projects. The book is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, deliver, work in or are otherwise important to project success. It looks at the people-issues that are specific to different sectors of organization (public, private and third sector); the organization of people in projects, both real and virtual; the relationship between people, their roles and the project environment; and the human behaviours and skills associated with working collaboratively. Thus this comprehensive and innovative handbook discusses all the important topics associated with employing, developing and managing people for successful projects. The contributors have been drawn from around the world and include experts ranging from practising managers to academics and advanced researchers. The Handbook is divided into six parts, which begin with management and project organization and progress through to more advanced and emerging practices. It benefits hugely from Lindsay Scott's expert knowledge and experience in this field and from Dennis Lock's contributions and meticulous editing to ensure that the text and illustrations are always lucid and informative.

About Author

After working for a UK division of Hewlett-Packard, Lindsay Scott established PM recruitment specialists Arras People in 2002. She is a careers column expert for PMI, contributes regularly to journals and broadsheets and is a frequent speaker. She is top project management social influencer in the social media and is a keen promoter of project and programme management offices. She markets the APM's PMO specific interest group. Dennis Lock is a prolific and successful management writer whose career has included management positions in defence, heavy engineering and mining. He has also conducted consultancy assignments in the UK and overseas. More recently Dennis was an external lecturer in project management for the masters degree programmes of two English universities.


Contents: Preface; Part 1 Management and Organisation: People and project management, Donnie McNicol; Successes and failures of people in projects, Todd Williams; Project lifecycles, Dennis Lock; Project sponsors, Karsten Isenbeck and Joel Friedman; Corporate managers' support for the project manager, Dennis Lock; Project management in the private sector, Susan de Sousa; People in public sector projects, Jon Hyde and David Sawyer; Project management in the third sector, John Cropper; Introduction to project organisation structures, Dennis Lock; Managing in matrix and more complex organisations, Dennis Lock; International projects, Jean Binder; Managing people in virtual project organisations, Penny Pullan; The creative organization, Geof Cox. Part 2 People In and Around the Project Environment: Project stakeholders, Guy Giffin; People in senior project roles, George Jucan; People in supporting roles, George Jucan; The project office environment, Dennis Lock; The construction working environment, Steve Lewis; The workplace of the future, Colin Stuart. Part 3 Improving Project Teams and Their People: Identifying and building key relationships, Neil Walker; Creating and changing a project team, Andy Jordan; Building relationships through influencing, Mark Rodgers; Managing conflict in projects, Peter Simon and Fred Murray Webster; Cross-cultural relationships, Jean Binder; Project communications, Jo Anne Sweeney; Behavioural traits: a research paper, Paul Giammalvo; Ethics in project management, William A. Moylan; Leadership, Alfonso Bucero; Conducting onea (TM)s self in project management, Dennis Lock; Managing daily routines: a day in the life of a project manager, Sam Barnes; Management theorists in the 20th century, Dennis Lock; Team development, Elisabeth Goodman; Motivating people in projects, Bernardo Tirado; Conduct of meetings, Dennis Lock. Part 4 Developing the Individual: Learning and training: part 1, Dave Davis; Learning and training: part 2, Dave Davis; Self-development, Edward Wallington; Developing competency, Dennis Lock and John Cornish; Developing project management capability, Tim Ellis; Coaching and mentoring, Kevin Dolling and Paul Girling. Part 5 Project Staffing and HRM Issues: Scheduling people for a single project, Dennis Lock; Resource planning for people in a projects company, Dennis Lock; Recruitment, Lindsay Scott; Legal issues, Peter Harrington; Pay and rewards for project management work, Lindsay Scott; Performance appraisals, Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott; Employment termination: letting people go, Lindsay Scott; Advice for project managers on the employment of supplementary (temporary) workers, Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott. Part 6 More Specialised Topics: Managing the people side of change, Brian Richardson; Neuro linguistic programming, Ranjit Sidhu; Positive psychology, Jocelyn C. Davis; Industrial psychology, Bernard Tirado; Emotional intelligence in project management, Deanne Earle; Managing social communications, Elizabeth Harrin; Empathy in project management, Geoff Crane; Creativity, Alicia Arnold; The hero project managers, Andy Jordan; Human traits and behaviours in project management, Kevin Dolling, Paul Girling and Joanna Reynolds; Career paths in project management, Jason Price; Project management certification: taking charge locally, Michael Greer; Stress and project management: maintaining high performance, Steven Flannes; Teams and spirituality in project management, Judi Neal and Alan Harpham; Education and qualification in project management, Lindsay Scott and Peter Simon; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781409437857
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 908
  • ID: 9781409437857
  • weight: 2056
  • ISBN10: 140943785X

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